Fat CATalog

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Adelaide: My opinion of adoption fairs


I'm looking for a new home.  My human parents split up, and so me and Mercedes (now called Princess) need to find a new home. Mercedes and I aren't related, but we were both adopted out by the same family when we were kittens. We're both real sweet, and were raised in a home with children and another cat.

My original post about me said:

I'm the sweet, quiet one.  I love people, and start to purr when you enter the room.  I love hiding under cardboard boxes and chasing pens. When people come back after being away for any amount of time I become a purr-box and demand to be petted and played with. I am also fascinated by mirrors and computer screens. I'm usually very quiet, but I do have a gentle mew when I have something to say.

The shelter had this to say about me:

Hi! I'm Adelaide and I am an active and fun kitten, looking for that perfect family to go home with.  I enjoy meeting new people, and have lots of cuddles to share.  I'm also spunky and playful, especially when I see little toy mice!  If you're looking for a sweet and entertaining young lady, then look no further. Ask to meet me today!

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It wasn't my fault!  I was adopted by a family when I was a kitten. I've always been an indoor cat, but somehow someone brought fleas into the house, and my human mom got flea bites on her legs, and I got blamed, and sent back to Fat Cat Rescue, even though the rest of my human family wanted to keep me.  So now I'm looking for another home, and someone to love me.  And I don't have any fleas.  Honest!

I've been a bit traumatized by having to leave my home and people, and so need a quiet foster home and people to understand what I've been through and be patient with me.

This is my original posting:

Me and my siblings were brought to the shelter when we were tiny babies, and we were all given names that started with the letter A. The Fat Cat people saw us and thought we were adorable, and took us in hopes of finding us our forever homes.

I don't like to brag, but I'm the good looking one.    I have a beautiful gray mask that covers my white face, and a little gray spot on my pink nose that just won't rub off.  I'm very gentle and somewhat cautious at first, but once I'm comfortable, I become very outgoing. I let my sister try things first, and then dive in right after her when it looks like fun. I love to chase my sister around the house, and I like all kinds of toys. I'm very friendly, and will sit in your lap and purr if you give me the chance.  When I'm sleepy, I lay on my side and stretch out twice my normal length so you can pet me. I'm a pretty laid back little guy and would make a great companion.

Pick me!

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Me and my brother were rescued from a shipping container at a business in Santa Clara.  Our mom figured -- quite rightly -- that was a warm, safe place for us.  The shipping container was used for storing bar stools, and the Fat Cat people had quite a time removing all those stools one-by-one in order to nab us and our mom!

I'm a sweet little girl.  I'm a little shy so sometimes it's easy to overlook me.  My brother Dewey was adopted, so I'm all alone.  I like people, and I like to come visit my foster mom on the couch when she's watching those PBS murder mystery shows on TV.  Once I'm on her lap I like to knead and make biscuits and purr. I also like to sleep on my dad's lap.  I also like to come and sit on my mom's lap when she's on her computer -- that's real nice because I get alot of attention and kisses. I really love to play with my stash of cat toys.

Pick me!

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Humphrey: I'm not a fan of adoption fairs


My siblings and I were found abandoned at a low-income housing complex. A nice lady saw us and tried to keep us, but she had to move, and so contacted the Fat Cat people.

I'm a gorgeous boy, with a beautiful coat, and a nice ruff.  I'm sweet and gentle, and curious and friendly with other cats -- I'm not a fighter.  And I'm happy: I often just walk around purring.  I admit I've done some pretty silly things in my various foster homes, like when my foster dad was out of the house, and I unrolled the entire roll of toilet paper all over the bathroom.  It was lots of fun, and I trained the human (they learn quickly) to put the toilet paper roll out of my reach.

I'd do best in a quiet home.

Pick me!

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Mercedes: Special delivery


Meow!  My name is Mercedes and I'm a talkative, energetic girl. I will greet you at the door
when you come home, and talk to you until you play with me!

My favorite hobby is exploring, especially the insides of cardboard boxes and anything crinkly or rustling. My favorite toy is a little pom-pom which I pick up in my mouth, carry around the room, and bat around with my paws.

I'm a smart kitty too. My foster mom is clicker-training me and teaching me new tricks! I can
come, sit, jump up on command, and I'm even learning to speak on cue. After we finish playing, I would love to sit on your lap and watch a movie with you.

Did you know black cats are the last to be adopted, and first to be euthanized at shelters? But did you know that black cats are considered good luck in Britain?  The Fat Cat Rescue people think black cats are really wonderful, and that God gave them great personalities so that people would love them.

Won't you please take me home?

My original post about me said:

Hi there!  My name is Mercedes.  I'm a gentle and loving kitten that is as cute as can be.  I will run and greet you and purr when you pick me up. I enjoy playing with my siblings and climbing high up on the cat tree.  I would love to be part of your family.

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As much as I like my comfy foster home and foster dad, I've been here quite a while and would really rather have someone of my very own to love and to love me back! I admit I don't much like adoption fairs so you might think I'm stand-offish when I'm really just a bit uncomfortable away from home, but that's not the real me.

I have a hair-trigger purr which kicks in the moment you walk into the room if I know you. I especially like to come and snuggle by your side to keep you company...unless there's food available.

I even have a brand new coat to show off; I got a "lion cut" a while ago to keep me cool and beautiful and now my fur is growing back beautifully.

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My siblings and me were picked up as babies from a large apartment complex in Sunnyvale.  Our mom had given birth to several litters over the years at the complex, and had developed quite a reputation among the residents.  The Fat Cat people offered to help get the cats fixed and find the kittens homes, and that is how we came to be Fat Cats, er Kittens.

Did you know that one litter of kittens can have multiple fathers?  It's true, and helps explain why all four of us look completely different (and confirms that our mom was a party girl).

I'm the runt of the litter. I'm the smallest and the most delicate.  All of my siblings have been adopted except ME!  I find that quite astonishing, since I'm the most beautiful, and have the most amazing whiskers you've ever seen.  I love to play chase with Daisy, who is my new best friend, since all her siblings were adopted and she's all alone now too.  I'm always the first to investigate a new cat toy. 

Pick me!

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Willie aka Snaggletooth

Willie aka Snaggletooth

I've got a real sob story: I was adopted by a family and lived with them for 4 years.  Then they moved away, and dumped me outside at their apartment complex to fend for myself.  I wandered around the complex for the next couple years, and nice people fed me and sometimes let me sleep inside.  But I really didn't have a home of my own.  When the Fat Cat people met me, they thought I was real sweet, and took pity on me and took me in.  They cleaned me up and got me healthy -- I'd lost alot of my teeth from malnutrition, but have one tooth left -- my snaggletooth!

So now I'm looking for place to call home. FOREVER.  They tell me I'm a dear boy and don't have any bad habits.  I'm a talker, and love to snuggle up with humans.  I'm happiest when I'm curled up with my family.

Won't you pick me?

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Yo Yo: I need a hug

Yo Yo

I was adopted as a kitten and came back to the Fat Cat people because my owner couldn't care for me.  She was ill, and I was neglected and spent alot of time alone and on my own, and when the Fat Cat people got me back I was insecure and in need of some serious TLC -- I couldn't believe my luck when someone started to pet me and hold me!  I'm better now, but am still in need of a foster home where I can get *lots* of love and hugs and pets. My foster dad says I'm a real sweet boy.

This is my original posting:

Hi!  We were scheduled to be put to sleep and the Fat Cat people saw us and took us and now we're looking for a new home and maybe that could be you?

We came into the shelter as tiny kittens and were bottle fed by our foster mom, so we're really nice and friendly.

I'm the middle child.  You know how sometimes the middle child can be ignored because his other siblings -- the first born and the baby -- stand out? Well that's how I feel.  I'm not a super-duper playful type like my sister Madelyn.  And my brother Yahtzee, well he's got this thing about straws; I'm not too sure about him.  But me, well I'm sweet and easygoing and like people and am just an all-around good kitten and would work real hard to make my people happy at my forever home.  I do like to play, but I admit I'm not exactly the brightest bulb so I can't figure out alot of toys, but I try hard.

Pick me!

The shelter staff had this to say about me:

Hello there, my name is Yo Yo!  I'm a gentle, sweet little boy who likes to balance my time between romping around and watching TV quietly with my people.  I'm a quietly curious kitty, and I like to explore my surroundings and see what's out there.  I can't wait to find a forever home where I can explore to my heart's content.  I'm so happy to meet new people -- you should come to the shelter to see me and make a new friend!

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Questions? Email adoptions@fatcatrescue.org